So often, when reading something you've written, something grabs and shakes me. So it is with your phrase, "faithful attention". You're right; life isn't fair but it hasn't been fair since Father Adam and Mother Eve made their first, great mistake. Every time I see a beer bellied sloppy man schlepping around, don't you know I think, "Why God? Why Dave and not that man? It's just not fair" is the cry of my heart. And yet, I do know part of the answer. God has used Dave's death to use me to tell people about Jesus. There have been so many opportunities taken to tell people how Dave made his peace with God mere days before Dave died. Has God used Dave's story to lead someone else Home? I don't know but I do know one plants, one waters and God receives the harvest.
Mags, obedience is better than sacrifice...obey. You and I know what to do: we're to be about our Father's business until He calls us Home or sends His Son to retrieve us. Mags darlin', please don't spend too much time on the questions when you've already got the answers. The answers to what's important...eternity and our places there. Tell your sons, family, friends, neighbors, strangers in the journey about Jesus. Be a candle, albeit flickering at times, in the darkness. As long as there is Light, the darkness will be overcome and you and I have overcome because He overcame.
Pay faithful attention to what's important. Turn off the noise so you can hear His whisper because, beyond the shadow of a doubt, we will be thrown into the fiery furnace. How can we survive if we've not prepared? We are old souls, Mags, who occupy bodies for too short a while and then, eternity! God is watching, helping when we ask, loving us toward Home; God is watching us, Mags; let's not disappoint.
Blessings ~ struggles that make us stronger ~ death because then there is LIFE ~ eventually...HOME ~ Mags ~